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  • Dewalt and Ford Launch Tool Tracker

    DeWalt announced it will add to its line of tool security products a new truck-based radio-frequency identification (RFID) system called Tool Link that will help contractors inventory and track their tools. The system has been developed in conjunction with truck manufacturer Ford and technology...

  • Truckin' Around: Greener Trucks

    Truck manufacturers will roll out more fuel-saving, full-sized trucks beginning next year. General Motors and Dodge have both announced that they will offer 'full hybrid' gas-electric vehicles in Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Dodge Ram pickups. Meanwhile, Ford's F-150 trucks will get new...

  • Hot Finds: Nailer-Driven Screws / Wireless Layout

    Get the speed of a nailer and the holding power of screws with NailScrews new fasteners.

  • Nail Prices Jump

    Nail prices jumped about 30% within days of the Jan. 16 preliminary ruling by the Commerce Department on nail dumping in U.S. markets. (First reported in Tools of the Trade, Sept./Oct. 2007.) Responding to a complaint filed by five U.S. nail manufacturers and one labor union, the Commerce...

  • Launch Time: Milwaukee 4-1/2-inch Angle Grinder

    Metalworkers and anyone else who works with small-diameter angle grinders will welcome this family of seven new 4-1/2-inch-diameter tools from Milwaukee Electric Tool.

  • Launch Time: Striker Carbide Utility Score

    The Carbide Utility Score from Striker features a sharp, V-shaped carbide scoring tip designed to scribe deep-groove cuts with minimal force.

  • Launch Time: Stanley-Bostitch 16-Gauge Finish Nailer

    It's hard to find a feature or option not available on the new 16-Gauge Finish Nailer (model FN1664K) from Stanley-Bostitch.

  • Launch Time: Panasonic 21.6V Drill Driver

    The 21.6V Drill Driver from Panasonic (model EY7460LN2S) delivers 575 inch-pounds of torque at low speeds (100-400 rpm) and a high-speed range of 350-1,500 rpm.

  • Launch Time: Maxus X-Lite UFC Compressor

    The X-Lite UFC contractor-grade compressor from Maxus is the most powerful unit in its class, claims the manufacturer.

  • Launch Time: Duo-Fast Round Head Paper Tape Collated Nails

    Plastic and wire collation strips for gun nailers are a problem on the job and in the environment.